Standard Fare, The Nature Set & Town Bike & on Saturday 8th October at The Red House
LaDIYfest Sheffield is an inclusive, DIY, anti-capitalist, community-based feminist festival taking place on 12th-13th November 2011. Two of Sheffield’s finest female-fronted bands head an evening full of grrrl music for a very good cause. Money from the door at this show will be going towards helping make Ladiyfest happen, but 10% of the bar takings from the evening will be donated directly to Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service. Keep an eye out for the other LaDIYfest events taking place across October.
Bombay Bicycle Club, Dry The River & Dog is Dead on Wednesday 5th October @ O2 Sheffield
Part of the tween-wave back in the mid-noughties with the likes of Cajun Dance Party (RIP) and Pull In Emergency, Bombay Bicycle Club have a proven track record and a longevity to outstrip their peers. Since leaving school they’ve been releasing an album every year, with their third album, A Different Kind of Fix, placing in the top 10 of the UK charts this summer. Support comes from two up-and-coming bands that have had a great year so far.Bombay Bicycle Club-Shuffle
Ghostpoet, Breton, Hourglass Sea & Blood Sport on Saturday 8th October @ The Harley
Collaboration is always a good thing, and this week Xrayhorse and Drowned in Sound teaming up to bring you the Mercury Prize nominated Ghostpoet. He was my dark horse bet to win this year, but sadly it wasn’t to be (and luckily I’m not stupid enough to bet money on it). He has only been going for just over a year and it’s a pretty meteoric rise to fame. This is an incredible opportunity to see him in such an intimate venue.Ghostpoet-Survive It
Various Cruelties, Blue Lip Feel & Low Duo on Monday October 3rd @ SOYO (Free)
Another great line-up at SOYO this week, with Various Cruelties stopping off in Sheffield of their UK tour. He has one hell of a voice. Describing themselves as “shabby Motown Pop”, the London group seem destined for success. Chemicals is set to be a huge hit. Two great local bands provide the support this evening. Blue Lip Feel bring their own slice of New York sound to the proceedings (and a new guitarists), whilst the brothers Greenwood bring emotionally charged folk-influenced songs to the table.Blue Lip Feel-Roughen Up Listen Up Low Duo-No Happier